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SAFE Announcements and Events:

  • SAFE consortium 2017 AGM Part 2: Dec 14

    The 2017 Annual General Meeting, Part 2 of the SAFE consortium will take place by Teleconference on THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017 at 13H.

    The SAFE AGM generally brings together one or two representatives from each member institute. SAFE activities in the previous year will be reviewed and SAFE plans for 2018 discussed. Decisions are made by consensus or majority vote. You can find the agenda and minutes of the 2017 AGM and of previous AGMs on the SAFE Members Only pages, Past Events.

    The SAFE Annual General Meeting  is taking place in two parts this year:

    Part 1 was on Thursday 4 May by teleconference (Lync). Here, the 2016 budget was closed and the 2017 budget approved. Financial documents were sent to all confirmed participants and questions invited by email. The agenda and minutes are available here. (You must be logged in as a SAFE member to successfully follow this link.)

    Part 2 on Thursday 14 December by teleconference (Lync).

    The SAFE statutes specify that the General Meeting of the Members is the supreme governing body of the SAFE consortium. Come and have your voice included!

    Please RSVP to Katherine Flynn by THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER to confirm your participation in the 2017 SAFE AGM, Part 2 and look forward to seeing you there.

  • SAFE speakers at EFSA Risk Assessment Research Assembly. 7 Feb 2018

    The President of the SAFE consortium Executive Board, Begoña Pérez Villarreal of AZTI, and past SAFE consortium Secretary General, past president of the SAFE Executive Board and current Executive Board member, Oddur M. Gunnarsson of Matis Ltd. are invited speakers at the 2018 EFSA Event on Risk Assessment taking place in Utrecht (NL) on 7 February 2018.

    This event will bring together research funders, policy/decision makers and leading food safety organisations.

    The aim of the event is to stimulate new partnerships in food safety risk assessment research to safeguard public health and highlight the importance of public funding.

    Link here to more information, including registration details.

  • SAFE Special Issue in TIFS. Spring 2018

    SAFE consortium members will publish a Special Issue of Trends in Food Science &Technology in ealry 2018.

    Keeping Food Safety on the Agenda for 15 Years: The SAFE Consortium

    There are five food safety themes in the Special Issue, each led by a SAFE member:

    1. The Circular Bioeconomy, by Matis Ltd in Iceland
    2. Safe Nutrients, by IBA in Romania
    3. Emerging Microbial Threats, by CNR-DiSBA in Italy
    4. Chemical Hazards, by AZTI in Spain
    5. Risk Communication, by Nofima in Norway

    The release EVENT will take place in Brussels in spring 2018. Stay tuned for further information. 



     

  • SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2017- 16 NOVEMBER

    The upcoming 2017 meetings of the SAFE consortium Executive Board will be by teleconference on

    Thursday 16 November at 13H CET

    Thursday 14 December at 13H CET: SAFE Annual General Meeting of Members, Part 2

    Log in as a SAFE member to download the Agenda and the Minutes of all SAFE EB meetings. Also available are the Agenda and the Minutes of all SAFE Member Meetings, including the Annual General Meetings. Once logged in, these documents become visible as a separate article in Past Events.

    If your institution is a SAFE member but you don't have a User Name and Password - send an email to Katherine Flynn with your 3 food safety interests and you will be registered.

    If your institution is not a SAFE member - you will find information here on how to apply.

     

Past Events

SAFE Food Safety Workshop: 18 Oct 2017

"Natural and Microbial Food Contaminants: Riskier Than We Think?" was the title of the 2017 SAFE consortium food safety workshop which took place WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER from 13H15 to 15H30 at the Radisson Red Hotel in BRUSSELS (just across from the European Parliament).

Christofer Fjellner, Member of European Parliament was the host and Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety gave the keynote address.

Europeans tend to be concerned about chemical contaminants in food, believing that natural and microbial contaminants are of little risk. Experts state the opposite: food microbes and their toxins can have severe health consequences. This workshop aimed at strengthening the understanding of natural and microbial food contamination, debunking the myths around the word 'natural' and bringing much needed attention to this often-overlooked food risk.

Keep reading to download the programme, the workshop booklet, the speaker presentations and, coming soon, the video and print summaries.

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SAFE at INCReASE: 11-13 Oct 2017

SAFE consortium participated in the International Congress on Engineering and Sustainability in the XXIst Century held at the University of Algarve in Faro PT.

The SAFE Scientific Secretary, Katherine M Flynn, was the keynote speaker on Food Safety under the Healthy Foods topic and she chaired the Food Safety session.

Download the SAFE presentation here.

See you at the next INCREaSE in 2019!

SAFE at the World Seafood Congress: 10-13 Sept 2017

The World Seafood Congress 2017 took place from 10 to 13 September in Reykjavik Iceland.

SAFE consortium contributed to two sessions: Fraud and Fraud Prevention in the Supply Chain and  Safe Seafood Supply: Present and Future. View the programme here.

SAFE also presented a poster, 'Keeping (Sea)Food Safety on the Agenda: The SAFE consortium". View the poster here.

 

 

SAFE at Global Food Safety: 5&6 September 2017

SAFE consortium was proud once again to participate in the Global Food Safety Summit in Amsterdam.This event, the 12th annual, brought together key players in the global food and beverage supply chain.

Oddur M. Gunnarsson, SAFE Executive Board Member Chief IP Officer at Matis gave a presentation on the Circular Bioeconomy, download it here.

SAFE at ActInPak Summer School: 12-16 June 2017

SAFE consortium Scientifiic Secretary Dr. Katherine Flynn represented SAFE at this COST Action by giving a lecture on Toxicology and Risk Assessment at the ActInPak Summer School at Tampere University of Technology.

Link here to see the programme of the summer school and to download all presentations.

 

SAFE at FOODforce: 2 March 2017

SAFE consortium continues to participate in the FOODforce network as an associated organisation/network. The meeting of 2 March 2017 brought together 20 members of FOODforce from research institutes across Europe and included guest speakers.

 

SAFE at ActInPak: 28 February 2017

SAFE consortium was present at the WG 2 and 3 Meeting of the COST Action ActinPak, Active and Intelligent Fibre-Based Packaging.

Here, the focus was on Active and Intelligent Packaging in the markets and considering sustainability issues.

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SAFE at Food Safety in the EU: 24 January 2017

SAFE consortium was present at this Public Policy Exchange event in Brussels.

The programme and an introduction to the event are available here, Food Safety in the EU: Fostering Innovation and Securing Consumer Protection Throughout the Agri-Food Chain.

 

 

SAFE MEMBERS ONLY: Agendas & Minutes 2017

Here you may view and download all agendas and minutes for all SAFE 2017 Executive Board and Member Meetings.

 

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SAFE at Food Factory 2016: 19-21 Oct

SAFE consortium members co-authored a poster given at the 8th International Food Factory, Food Factory 2016.

Food Factory is a biennial conference that brings together industry and researchers. The 2016 Food Factory was in Laval France on 19, 20 and 21 October. Visit the Food Factory website, here, to read more about this exciting confernece which SAFE members attend at a discounted price.

The SAFE consortium Event 2016, Safe Food for the Future, and the SAFE Annual General Member Meeting took plact at the 2016 Food Factory.

Look forward to seeing you at the next Food Factory !

SAFE EVENT 2016: Safe Food for the Future. 21 Oct

The safety of foods of the future and of emerging bio-based food technologies needs immediate and constant attention. SAFE consortium held a relevant workshop at the 8th International Food Factory for the Future conference, Food Factory 2016, in Laval France.

Download the final SAFE programme here.

SAFE members, log in to view and download the presentations on the SAFE Past Events page.

This workshop was sponsored in part by the genorosity of Elsevier and in particular their International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science. Thank you!

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SAFE consortium AGM: 21 OCTOBER at Food Factory 2016

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the SAFE consortium took place in two parts. Part 1 was on 13 MAY 2016 by Teleconference and Part 2 on 21 OCTOBER 2016 at the SAFE Annual Event: a workshop on Safe Food for the Future at the Food Factory 2016 Conference in Laval France.

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SAFE/STOA Workshop: Food-Related Health Risks. 20 Oct 2016

The European Parliament's Science and Technology Options Assesssment Panel (STOA) partnered with the SAFE consortium to organise a timely workshop, FOOD-RELATED HEALTH RISKS AND TECHNOLOGIES TO INREASE FOOD SAFETY which took place on 20 October 2016 in the European Parliament.

 

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SAFE at Global Food Safety: 7&8 Sept 2016

SAFE consortium was proud to once again be a Promotional Partner for the Global Food Safety Summit. The 11th annual Summit was on 7 and 8 September in Barcelona (ES). This 2-day event  brought together 100+ key stakeholders in the global food and beverage supply chain, including industry, researchers and regulators. All participants profited from the excellent presentatinos, the networking possibilities and the opportunities to share strategic insights offered by this prestigious summit.

SAFE members enjoyed a registration discount.

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SAFE at Wageningen Food Law Winter School: Feb 2016

SAFE consortium Scientific Secretary, Dr. Katherine Flynn, Ph.D., gave a lecture on 'Food Toxicology and Risk Assessment' at the Food Law Winter School organised by Wageningen University from 1 to 5 Feb 2016.

 

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SAFE MEMBERS ONLY: Agendas & Minutes 2016

Here you may download agendas and minutes for all 2016 SAFE Executive Board and Member Meetings.

 

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SAFE at the EFSA Conference:14-16 Oct 2015

 

EFSA held its 2nd Scientific Conference

in MILAN ITALY on 14-16 October 2015 in the context of World EXPO 2015

The conference included outstanding invited presentations, several hundred posters and over 900 participants.

The SAFE consortium presented a poster,

"Keeping food safety challenges on current and futrue agendas: The European Association for Food Safety, SAFE consortium" in the session Expertise for the Future.

 

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SAFE at EuroFoodChem 2015: 13-16 Oct

EuroFoodChem 2015 was held in Madrid (ES) from 13 through 16 Oct. As in previous years, there was a special SAFE Session on Food Safety.

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SAFE Executive Board Meetings 2016

Log in as a SAFE member to download agendas and minutes from EB meetings and from SAFE member meetings. Once logged in, these documents become available as an article in Past Events. Minutes from previous years are also available as separate articles in Past Events.

  • 18 Jan 2016
  • 22 Feb 2016
  • 15 March 2016
  • 18 April 2016
  • 13 May 2016 (AGM Part 1)
  • 30 August 2016
  • 27 September 2016
  • 21 October 2016 (AGM Part 2)

SAFE at Feeding The Planet: High Technologies, New Frontiers and Legal Implications: 12 Oct 2015

This conference was organized by Food Lawyers Network Worldwide and took place at EXPO Milano.

Co-organisers of the conference were EuCheMS (Division of Food Chemistry of European Chemical Sciences), the SAFE consortium and the Università del Piemonte Orientale.

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Interesting Notes

Do you work for a SAFE consortium member institute?

 

Register as an Individual Member of the SAFE consortium and access Member's Only pages including downloads of documents and presentations, plus receive SAFE announcements directly by email !

 

Registration is simple. Send an email to the SAFE Scientific Secretary, Katherine Flynn, from your institution email address and include your three Food Safety interests.